Got hit with an audit for 2003, (Did not use tax software that year) , turns out that* I had made some errors .* * It forced me to really look at my brokerage statements.
When the smoke all cleared , I was due a small refund on an ammended return .
Not exactly what the folks at IRS Compliance and Enforcement like to do.
Had to file a case in tax court. (IRS did a 180 turn the day after they were served by the tax court)
Lot's of hassle dealing with "Tax Examiners" on the phone.
I found most of the low level people at the IRS are honest and hard working , but training is poor and they are not allowed to think .
BTW, I work in gov't.
When I say training is poor, 4 out 5* tax examiners did not know what a DRIP is and how shares are obtained this way.
At least it's over and I ended up with a few extra bucks.
(Uh-oh , I could be on the IRS list now